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- Listening Length: 3 hours and 42 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: October 16, 2008
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B001IMTKUK
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One thing that I found extremely interesting was the passage that discussed the difference between a "manager" and a "leader". Of course, that all tied into the tribe theme.
"Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. If you are not uncomfortable...it is almost certain you are not reaching your potential as a leader. The masses in the middle have brainwashed themselves into thinking it is safe to do nothing. Great leaders do not appease everyone, don't water down their message. Leaders who set out to give are more productive than leaders who seek to get. The tactics of leadership are easy. The art is the difficult part. Leadership comes when your hope and your optimism are matched with a concrete vision of the future and a way to get there. People will not follow you if they do not believe you can get to where you are going."
The reason that the possibilities are huge is that there has been an explosion in tribes - circles of interest - and the action is no longer at the "top" but in the "streets." Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 have changed the landscape forever.
Godin's underlying thesis is:
* Everyone is expected to lead, not just the boss.
* Today's structures make it easier to change things and have more leverage than ever before.
* The marketplace is rewarding organizations and individuals who change things and create remarkable products.
* Filling the leadership vacuum is engaging, profitable, and fun.
* There is tribe just waiting for you to connect them to one another and lead them where they want to go.
Individuals have far more power than ever before in history and the only thing holding you back is the lack of faith - faith that you can do it, faith that it is worth doing, faith that failure won't destroy you.
For those interested in a more in-depth analysis of Tribes within an existing company, see my review of "Tribal Leadership" by Logan, King, and Fisher-Wright.